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Full List: APC’s National Legal Adviser, Three Other Lawyers From Kano Nominated for Confirmation as SANs

The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee, has shortlisted a total of 98 lawyers to be considered for the conferment of the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

Among the names are the All Progressive Congress, National Legal Adviser, Prof Abdulkarim Kana (Life Bencher), former Nigeria Bar Association, national officials, Monday Ubani, Kunle Edun and Dr Rapulu Nduka.

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Also shortlisted is the Independent National Electoral Commission legal adviser, Wendy Kuku, a notable Abuja based human rights lawyer, Terkaa Aondo and NBA Bwari branch chairman, paul Daudu.

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The names were contained in a document signed by the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court and the Secretary, LPPC, Hajo Bello,

According to the document, the shortlisted names are for the knowledge of the general public to make comments on the integrity, competence, and reputation of the lawyers and not an indication of their success in the process.

The document read, “The general public is hereby invited to comment on the integrity, reputation, and competence of the listed Applicants.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the publication of the names of the shortlisted Applicants is not an indication of their success in the process”.

A total of 87 lawyers were shortlisted for the advocate category and 11 in the academic category.

The document stated that every complaint(s) made must be accompanied with a verifying affidavit deposed to by the author before a Superior Court of Record in Nigeria or before a Notary public which must be in twenty copies.

The shortlisted lawyers are:

1. Lateef Karim, Esq.

2. Godwin Ike, Esq.

3. Johnson Odionu, Esq.

4. Nnodim Duru, Esq.

5. Innocent Ovbagbedia, Esq.

6. Soronnadi Njoku, Esq.

7. Adamu Abubakar, Esq.

8. Charles Musa, Esq.

9. Udochi Iheanacho, Esq.

10. David Onietan, Esq.

11. Elele Casmir, Esq.

12. Josiah Nduka, Esq.

13. Godwin Obeta, Esq.

14. Habeeb Ilavbare, Esq.

15. Moses Obafemi, Esq.

16. Mathew Esonanjor, Esq.

17. Baba Dalah, Esq.

18. Babatunde Sodipo, Esq.

19. Mustapha Abubakar, Esq.

20. Emmanuel Esene, Esq.

21. Henry Bello, Esq.

22. Boniface Moore, Esq.

23. Clement Ezika, Esq.

24. Omokayode Dada, Esq.

25. Edwin Anikwem, Esq.

26. Roy Nwaeze, Esq.

27. Olumide Olugbenga, Esq.

28. Monday Ubani, Esq.

29. Ayoola Ajayi, Esq.

30. Paul Obi, Esq.

31. Olasupo Ati-John, Esq.

32. Cole Ololade, Esq.

33. Charles Adeogun-Phillips, Esq.

34. Okechukwu Ajunwa, Esq.

35. Jacob Ifere, Esq.

36. Emmanuel Adekile, Esq.

37. Christopher Okeke, Esq.

38. Waziri Mamman, Esq.

39. Oluronke Adeyemi, Esq.

40. Oluwole Olawale Afolabi, Esq.

41. Toboukebide Kekemeke, Esq.

42. Akinbamigbe Adesomoju, Esq.

43. Victor Owarienomare Odjemu, Esq.

44. Josiah Ojochide Daniel-Ebune, Esq.

45. Olukunle Ogheneovo Edun, Esq.

46. Abdulaziz Enebi Ibrahim, Esq.

47. Stanley Chidozie Imo, Esq.

48. Charles Oladipo Titiloye, Esq.

49. Abdulkarim Kana Abubakar, Esq.

50. Kingsley Chuku, Esq.

51. Adeyinka Oluwaseun Aderemi, Esq.

51. Adeyinka Oluwaseun Aderemi, Esq.

52. Olaolu Akintunde Owolabi, Esq.

53. Adedeji Sharafadeen Abdulkadir, Esq.

54. Idowu Omotunde Benson, Esq.

55. Kolawole James Olowookere, Esq.

56. Chinasa Thelma Unaegbunam, Esq.

57. Ademola Oluwawolemi Esan, Esq.

58. Omosanya Atilola Popoola, Esq.

59. Taiye Ayotunde Oniyide, Esq.

60. Emonye Oga Adekwu, Esq.

61. Aderemi Oguntoye, Esq.

62. Kashopefoluwa Olawale Balogun, Esq.

63. Abdul Adamu, Esq.

64. Theodore  Ezeobi, Esq.

65. Rilwan Umar, Esq.

66. Chienye Okafor, Esq.

67. Kaka Lawan, Esq.

68. Abba Muhammed, Esq.

69. Wendy Kuku, Esq.

70. Ekele Iheanacho, Esq.

71. Okechukwu Edeze, Esq.

72. Akinyemi Olujinmi, Esq.

73. Gyang Yaya Zi, Esq.

74. Idris Abubakar, Esq.

75. George Ibrahim, Esq.

76. Boonyameen Lawal, Esq.

77. Terkaa Aondo, Esq.

78. Tochukwu Tochukwu, Esq.

79. Uchenna Njoku, Esq.

80. Paul Daudu, Esq.

81. Chukwudi Enebeli, Esq.

82. Yusuf Ogunrinde, Esq.

83. Tobechukwu Nweke, Esq.

84. Ademola Abimbola, Esq.

85. Yunus Abdulsalam, Esq.

86. Mofesomo Tayo-Oyetibo, Esq.

87. Chukwuemeka Nnawuchi, Esq.

SHORTLISTED ACADEMIC APPLICANTS, IN ORDER OF SENIORITY AT THE BAR:

1. Prof. John Agbonika

2. Prof. Osy Nwebo

3. Prof. Nlerum Okogbule

4. Prof. Nnamdi Obiaraeri

5. Prof. Nathaniel Inegbedion

6. Prof. Collins Obioma

7. Prof. Violet Aigbokhaevbo

8. Prof. Augustine Agom

9. Prof. Ibrahim Abikan

10. Prof. Chima Ubanyionwu

11. Prof. Ganiyu Oke

Justice Watch News Urologist

Annually, the Supreme Court swears in successful candidates during its new legal year ceremony.

LPPC is a body chaired by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, established to give the prestigious rank to deserving lawyers annually.

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